OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
If you drive a car, at some point in the next few days you’re probably going to need gas. If you fill up at the pump at a convenience store, your experience will never be the same after you listen to this edition of Out to Lunch.
Peter Ricchiuti is lunching with Ethan Cheramie, founder of PetroTV. That’s the company that owns and programs the TVs that play commercials on top of gas pumps. You might think you’re not paying any attention to those commercials. But wait till you find out what happens to your purchasing habits after you get gas.
Here’s another surprise. Do you know what goes on at the corner of Poydras and Camp Street in New Orelans? Inside a regular looking office building that most of us call "the Pan Am Building" is the world headquarters of an international insurance company that stretches across the entire American continent and into the Caribbean.
The Chairman, CEO and President of Pan American Life Insurance, Jose Suquet, joins Peter on Out to Lunch.
In a city filled with fascinating tales and mysteries behind closed doors, these two New Orleans stories are way out in the open. But chances are you know as little about them as the secret of Marie Laveau or the contents of Big Shot red drink.
This a really informative and entertaining glimpse into New Orleans business.